Options Optical Sound with Mike Sin: Playlist from November 23, 2011 Options

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A sight for sore ears. Power pop, freakbeat, and psychedelic songs for all six senses.

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Options November 23, 2011: Filling in for Sue Per... and wishing you a happy harvest!
Each to his own feast.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Fleetwood Mac  Oh Well   Options Then Play On  Reprise  1969  LP  The last LP with Peter Green. Check out this awesome live video of the first part of the tune from British TV HERE! One can't post this video on a musician-geek site without the term "tone" appearing in a follow-up post 10 seconds later!    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Rotary Connection  The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp   Options Black Gold: The Very Best of Rotary Connection  Chess  2006  CD box set  1969. Beautiful cover of a colossal Jimi Hendrix track!    0:08:26 (Pop‑up)
Laughing Sky  Hyperswirl   Options EP 2  Tripwave  2011  CD-R  Local NYC band with forthcoming tracks form a new album. Right HERE is some video of the band performing live in NYC.  *   0:13:01 (Pop‑up)
Anderson Council  Pretty People   Options The Fall Parade  Groove Disques  2006  CD  Playing live at Maxwell's (Hoboken,NJ), Saturday, 12/3 (late show). Over HERE is a clip of the band kicking it out live in 2009.    0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
Dantalian's Chariot  World War Three   Options Chariot Rising  Wooden Hill  1996  CD  1967. Basically Zoot Money and Co. go psychedelic. Andy Summers, later of the Police, on guitar.    0:21:59 (Pop‑up)
Police  It's Alright for You   Options Reggatta de Blanc  A&M  1978  LP  Right HERE is what it looked like in 1980 on the Kenny Everett TV show.    0:26:06 (Pop‑up)
Brimstones  Damaging My Calm   Options VA: No Way Out, Vol. 2  Dead by Mono  2011  CD  Playing live at Otto's Shrunken Head (NYC), Saturday, 11/26!  *   0:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Improbables  Angel With Batwings   Options   Onion Juice  2011  7"  Playing live at Maxwell's (Hoboken,NJ), Saturday, 12/3 (late show).  *   0:31:44 (Pop‑up)
Dave Clark Five  Concentration Baby   Options   Epic  1967  7"      0:40:32 (Pop‑up)
Elastic Band  8 1/2 Hours of Paradise   Options VA: The Great British Psychedelic Trip Vol. 2 1965-1970  See for Miles  1988  CD  1968    0:42:57 (Pop‑up)
Thor's Hammer  The Big Beat Country Dance   Options From Keflavik, with Love  Big Beat  2001  CD  1966. Iceland!    0:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Mascots  I Don't Like You   Options Elpee  Radioactive    CD  1966. Sweden!    0:48:56 (Pop‑up)
Kenny and the Kasuals  Nothing Better To Do   Options Nothing Better to Do  Eva    LP  1966    0:51:05 (Pop‑up)
Countdown 5  Candy   Options VA: Nowsounds: Top Ten Texas Rock Bands 1967  Collectables  1993  CD  1967    0:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Erik & The Smoke Ponies  I'll Give You More   Options VA: Psychedelic States, Vol 3 - New York in the 60s  Gear Fab  2011  CD  1967  *   0:56:25 (Pop‑up)
Paisleys  Cosmic Mind at Play   Options Cosmic Mind at Play  Sundazed  2003  CD  1970    1:06:23 (Pop‑up)
Spooky Tooth  That Was Only Yesterday   Options Spooky Too  Repertoire  2005  CD  1969. HERE the band appears on the West German TV show "Beat Club."    1:08:20 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Toes  Telegram Tuesday   Options We Are Ever So Clean  Heritage Entertainment    CD  1968    1:12:19 (Pop‑up)
Colosseum  The Kettle   Options VA: Shindig! The Gospel According to Shindig! Choice British Delights, 1966-1974  Castle  2005  CD  1969    1:14:47 (Pop‑up)
C.C.S.  Primitive Love   Options VA: Scorched Earth  EMI  2004  CD  1970. C.C.S. = Collective Consciousness Society. Featuring Alexis Korner. Later covered by Suzi Quatro.    1:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Gremlins  Blast-Off 1970   Options Blast Off 1965-1968  EMI  2004  CD  1968. The band appears on Australian TV over HERE    1:22:15 (Pop‑up)
Hackamore Brick  Searchin'   Options One Kiss Leads to Another  Mr. Nobody    CD  1971. A bonus track on the CD reissue of the LP -- originally the A side of a single.    1:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Fever Tree  Where Do You Go?   Options Fever Tree  Sundazed  2011  CD  1968  *   1:27:59 (Pop‑up)
Chips  Earth   Options VA: Cosmarama  Psychic Circle    CD  1973    1:30:28 (Pop‑up)
Question Mark  Hey Hey Girl   Options Be Nice to People  Normal  2011  CD  1972. NOT the US band! From Nigeria!  *   1:33:07 (Pop‑up)
Them  Time Out for Time In   Options Time Out! Time In for Them  Rev-Ola  2003  CD  1968. The second LP by the post-Van Morrison Them, who relocated to California in 1967.    1:42:46 (Pop‑up)
Joe South  Hole In Your Soul   Options Games People Play  Capitol  1969  LP  Michael Shelley conducted a fine interview with Joe South back over HERE in 2010.    1:46:01 (Pop‑up)
Rokes  Telegram for Miss Marigold   Options Let's Live for Today: The Rokes in English 1966-68  Rev-Ola  2008  CD  1967. UK band that relocated to Italy and cut most of their tracks in Italian.    1:48:48 (Pop‑up)
Golden Earrings  Mr. Fortune's Wife   Options Miracle Mirror  Polydor    CD  1968. The Netherlands!    1:52:19 (Pop‑up)
Strawberry Alarm Clock  Paxton's Back Street Carnival   Options Incense and Peppermints  Sundazed  2011  CD  1967  *   1:55:27 (Pop‑up)
Trolley  She's the Kind of Girl   Options Things that Shine and Glow  Easter  2011  CD  This new band's MySpace site right --> HERE  *   2:05:23 (Pop‑up)
Gene Clark  Here Tonight   Options Roadmaster  Sundazed  2011  CD  1973. Basically, Gene backed by the Flying Burrito Brothers (without Gram Parsons) on this track. This album was originally only released in the Netherlands.  *   2:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Rivers  Hey Joe   Options Realization  Imperial  1968  LP      2:11:25 (Pop‑up)
Grin  Like Rain   Options Grin  Spindizzy  1971  LP  featuring Nils Lofgren. This clip shows him performing the tune in 2004.    2:16:04 (Pop‑up)
Bow Street Runners  Electric Star   Options Bow Street Runners  Sundazed  1996  CD  1970    2:19:35 (Pop‑up)
Penny Arkade  Lights of Dawn   Options Not the Freeze  Sundazed  2004  CD  1967. All tracks unreleased in the '60s -- produced by Michael Nesmith.    2:21:57 (Pop‑up)
Fortes Mentum  Green Mello Hill   Options Pussy Plays plus Fortes Mentum  Morgan Blue Town  2009  CD box set  1969    2:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Young Enterprise  Morning of the Velvet Fog   Options VA: Bring Flowers to the World  Misty Lane  2007  CD  1969    2:28:38 (Pop‑up)
Magic Mixture  Moonbeams   Options This Is the Magic Mixture  Sunbeam    CD  1968    2:30:49 (Pop‑up)
Sunshine  Worshippin' the Sun at Dawn   Options VA: Mr. Toytown Presents... Obscure Psychedelic, Popsyke & Soft-Pop 45s, 1969-1974  Toytown  2004  CD  1974    2:34:51 (Pop‑up)
Jacobson and Tansley  Dream With Me   Options VA: Soft Sounds for Gentle People 3  Pet  2004  CD  1966    2:37:09 (Pop‑up)
Barracudas  Days of a Quiet Sun   Options VA: Aliens Psychos & Wild Things #3  Arcania International  2003  CD  1968    2:39:11 (Pop‑up)
Rainbow Ffolly  Sun Sing   Options Sallies Forth  Mason  2005  CD  1968    2:42:04 (Pop‑up)
Kaleidoscope  Pulsating Dream   Options Beacon From Mars and Other Psychedelic Side Trips  Collectables  2004  CD  1967. US band.    2:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Sea Lions  I Should Be Sleeping   Options Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid to Ask  Slumberland  2011  CD  Right HERE is a cllip of the band performing the tune earlier this year. Info on the band on the Slumberland web site  *   2:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Beach Boys  Surf's Up   Options Smile Sessions  Capitol  2011  CD box set  1966. Finally, a comprehensive official release of the sessions that composed this unreleased album.  *   2:50:09 (Pop‑up)
Nilsson  Gotta Get Up   Options Nilsson Schmilsson  RCA  1971  LP  A great clip of Harry performing the tune live on BBC television in 1971 right HERE (I apologize for the skips on the record -- my copy is obviously in worse shape than I remember!)    2:54:19 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:04am Sean Daily:

First comment! Woo hoo!
  12:07am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Mike! Glad to catch you live--at least part of the show!

"Oh Well", that's a familiar song, was wondering about the title.
  12:08am Uncle Michael:

Third' comment! Woo hoo!
  12:10am Uncle Michael:

I go many months without remembering to come here. I like real radio. I should stop forgetting.
  12:12am R I S K Y:

AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO IN MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12:16am Elwyn:

After looking at that picture, does anyone wonder what the "Let It Bleed" cake tasted like and who ate it?
  12:18am Chop Scott:

Excellent! Enjoying you on air tonight---
  12:20am Mike Oz:

The 'Let It Bleed' cake? I think they put it in a blender and then Keef shot it up.
  12:21am Mike Sin:

Hey folks! Thanks for tuning in!
  12:33am Elwyn:

I hope we hit 1982 soon.

I got back from holiday yesterday and just realised that I left my Cocteau Twins compilation of 1982-2000 in the CD drive of my parents' computer 1000 km away. :-(
  12:36am Danne D:

What an awesome start, Mike! If there was a WFMU fill-in DJ premium I'd be getting yours.

Whoa Stormtrooper Elwyn is here! Sorry about the loss of your CD :(
  12:38am Danne D:

That Rotary Connection Song was awesome. Actually there's just a ton of awesome here. I wish I could stay up for it all but thank goodness for the archives! :)
  12:38am Elwyn:

@Danne: How are you? It's been a really good day so far: lots of people saying "Happy birthday" on FB, lunch at the German/Austrian restaurant paid for by work, finally worked out why my program wasn't working.
I'll see my parents at Christmas so it's not too long to wait. Also, I'm going to Star Wars Burlesque tonight. Ha ha ha!
  12:40am blee:

17th comment! Whoo Hooo!
  12:43am chris:

great opening set!
  12:44am Danne D:

Happy Birthday Elwyn!!! :D
  12:49am DJ Keili:

Happy Thanksgiving!
  12:53am Elwyn:

@Danne D & Keili: I love you two! <3
  12:56am Danne D:

Keili!!! :D Hiya :)
  1:13am Mike Oz:

For The Elastic Band see 'Rubbles'. '8 1/2 Hours ...' was the B of a song called 'Do Unto Others' (Decca, Sep 1968). From the English Midlands & North Wales, they included guitarist Andy Scott later of The Sweet. Great show, Mike. I particularly enjoyed the opening Fleetwood Mac / Rotary Connection sequence.
  1:22am Mike Sin:

Hey! Thanks for the info! And, thanks to all the folks commenting!
  1:23am Julie:

oooh! I have Suzi Quatro doing this
  1:28am Connie Bagoosh:

Luvin the toons out heah in the shaolin!
  1:29am Danne D:

Hiya/bya Julie :)

I gotta check out now, Mike. Will catch the back-half on the archive. Really enjoyed listening.

Have a good night everyone!
  1:49am yair yona (tel aviv, Earth):

Mike, yours is my fav morning show, no doubt.
  1:50am Jeff In Hawaii:

Wow, thanks for the pep talk, them dad.
  1:51am Mike Sin:

Them is just rying to help you out!
  1:53am blee:

Great show, I feel it kicking in.
  1:54am Jeff In Hawaii:

Yeah, well THEM ain't the boss of me anymore. Uncle Ken said the same thing!
  1:57am Jeff In Hawaii:

Mm. Maybe them is right. It's time to go take a good hard look
  2:03am Jeff In Hawaii:

Great show tonight! And thanks
  2:14am David Shortell:

Was "Paxton's Back Street Carnival" a bonus track added by Sundazed? Back in high school a classmate taped the original LP for me, but I don't remember that song. A pity it didn't make it onto the "Psych-Out" soundtrack!
  2:16am Mike Sin:

Hey - I wish I could rsspond to each of your comments individually, but just don't have the dexterity! But, I really thank you all.
  2:17am Justinline:

Oh man . . . this Hey Joe rendition has got me in a trance (Redondo Beacn, CA).
  2:26am Mike Sin:

David S -- I think there were two versions of that LP. Will have to check.
  2:42am Elwyn:

I've got to go. I enjoyed your show Mike!
  2:45am Terre T:

This has to be the best show you've ever done! I love it--throwing many curves and the pacing and mixes are amazing! I gotta go to sleep now-but i don't want to!
  2:46am Mike Oz:

David S, yes, "Paxton Street Carnival" was on the original 1st album by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, 'Incense And Peppermints'. Perhaps your tape came from a later compilation such as the 1990 release titled 'Incense & Peppermints' (note ampersand) which includes only four tracks from the 1st LP plus the B of "Incense ..", "The Birdman Of Alkatrash", and later tracks like "Sit With The Guru" and their 1969 version of "Good Morning Starshine".

Mike S, as you say, The Rokes were a UK band working in Italy. They did Italian-language versions of US & UK hits as well as songs by Italian writers in Italian such as the original version (don't know the title) of "Let's Live For Today" later a US hit for The Grass Roots (who also recorded "Bella Linda", also originally by The Rokes). Phew!
  2:57am David Shortell:

Thanks, Mike Oz. No, it wasn't the 1990 comp. So either I've got a lousy memory or my classmate short-changed me!
  6:44am rob:

Super Strummer
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